Do I love myself enough?
Am I so tangled in the idea of loving someone else that I forgot about me?
Physically, spiritually, mentally loving me enough to want to be the best me that I can be before I add someone else to the equation.
Do I love myself enough to want to be who God wants me to be?
Do I care about myself enough to want to live the righteous life God designed so I don’t go to Hell?
Do I love myself enough to wait for the man God has for me rather than settle for someone who will eventually leave me unhappy and unsatisfied?
Do I love myself enough to go through trials and tribulations to get to the victory that I deserve?
Do I love myself enough to get up in the mornings and sacrifice sleep to have a stronger prayer life?
Do I love myself enough to cut off the people that are keeping me from walking with God? No matter who they are?
Do I love myself enough to say “no” when it’s wrong, to turn away when it’s not beneficial, to discipline myself when it’s taking over, to close my eyes when it desensitizes me, to close my ears when it’s not edifying, and to shut my mouth when it’s detrimental to someone else?
Do I love myself enough to get rid of my old heart, my old mind, and my old ways to adopt the new ways God has laid out in His word for me so I can be free?
Do I love myself enough?
Am I too wrapped up in my flesh that I don’t see that selfishness is not a result of too much “self love”, but of “self hate” in disguise?
Because selfishness leads to sin, and sin to death - Where’s the love in that?
Where is the love in procrastination?
Where is the love in gossip?
Where is the love in lust and jealousy?
Where is the love in impatience?
Where is the love in anxiety?
Where is the love in worry and stress?
Where is the love in the midst of all Hell breaking out in our lives because of our own wrong turns and mistakes?
It always has been and forever will be in Christ. But He should be in our hearts. And we should love ourselves enough to love Him more for the sakes of our eternal souls and life on Earth.
This is the first poem I’ve written, since I’ve been in Christ, that has literally felt complete. After three years of not being able to grasp my thoughts and emotions through words, I have not felt more relieved. It’s not the best thing, but I love it so much! Special thanks to a friend that gave me the topic of love, and helped me to question, “Do I love myself enough?” You know who you are :)